How I Use It
I used Photo Grid to allow my 8th grade students to create a photo collage to add to their Google Sites. Students were using the app very quickly and easily. They were able to manipulate the photos and utilize the features with very little assistance from me. Basically, they wanted me to stop talking and get out of their way. I did not have any criteria except the students needed a photo collage to place in the site.
The students used iPads to create the collages. I had some students who chose to use their iPhones instead of the school iPads. I allowed this and it worked well.
Students did need some assistance sending the photos to their Google Drive. It made it to Google Drive and was easily added to the homepage of the site. Students were engaged the entire period.
Photo Grid is an intuitive, simple app that allows students to manipulate photos with features such as adding borders, adding stickers, changing the filter, and changing the background. It has lots of features that can allow students to be very creative. Because it is free, students can install it to their device and work from home. Making a collage is the type of homework they will want to complete. Overall, it is a great app!
The ads are quite large and annoying. This didn't stop the students from completing the task. I did click on an ad on accident multiple times.